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Iowa Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Iowa

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Iowa.

Iowa Childcare Training Requirements

Care Courses is an approved provider of professional development by the Iowa Department of Human Services. All Care Courses are accepted for annual training contact hours for those who work in child care centers and child development homes. This includes directors, on-site supervisors, staff, assistants, providers, substitutes and volunteers.

All Care Courses are approved by the i-PoWeR Registry. For i-PoWeR Registry training credit, register for your course on the i-PoWeR Registry before you submit your course for grading. Once you successfully complete your course, we will confirm your course attendance and you will receive registry credit. Email us with questions. We’re here to help!

Opening a child care facility in Iowa

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Iowa, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Iowa Department of Human Services

Division of Child and Family Services
Phone: 1-800-972-2017 

What our Iowa students say

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"It went great [The Early Childhood Professional]! Thank you so much! Fast service, work at your own pace, easy to understand. It couldn't get much easier than that!"

– Hawarden, Iowa

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"I am the Education Coordinator for the Head Start program which covers 9 counties in Iowa. Teacher Associates must have their CDA within 2 years of hire, so the Care Course books help with this process. Most associates in my area of the state do not have the money to enroll in an A.A. degree program in college. Many of the associates do not have the early childhood backgrounds, so reading the books provides them with some background needed to be successful in the classroom. When I talk with them about the books, I receive wonderful feedback. They tell me how much they have learned and how this information helps them when working with the children. They also love the convenience of working on the course at their own pace. After submitting my order, the books arrive in my office very quickly, and I am able to distribute those right away; this is very important to me. Thank you so much for all that you do to help our associates become successful in a most important profession. "

– Ottumwa, Iowa